NAME: Peruvian Ground Cherry
OTHER COMMON NAMES: Goldenberry / Poha Berry / Cape Gooseberry / Inca Berry / Aztec Berry / Giant Ground Cherry
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Physalis Peruviana
COLOR: Bright Yellow Orange Fruit
PLANT SEEDS: At 70 - 85F
BLOOM TIME: Flowers July - Oct
HARVEST: Fruit Aug - Nov
HARDINESS ZONE: 6 - 11
PLANT HEIGHT: 18 - 24"
PLANT SPACING: 12 - 24"
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun
SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: Average - Dry
QUANTITY: 50 Seeds
OTHER: The Peruvian Ground Cherry is a small shrub originally native to South America. It’s fruit is edible, & they are now grown commercially some places including South America & South Africa. Most places, the fruit is very hard to find in stores, & quite expensive if it can be found, so it is a good one to grow at home!
The edible fruit is about the size of a cherry tomato, & is sweet with a hint of tart. The taste is somewhere between a tomato, a pineapple, & a strawberry. The fruit can be eaten raw as a snack or in salads, canned, made into jams & pies, or dried for later use.
The Peruvian Ground Cherry is related to the tomatillo & Chinese Lantern, has a similar appearance. Like its relatives, The Peruvian Ground Cherry has a poisonous husk, so you will want to be sure to remove it before eating the fruit. The French call it ‘amour en cage’ - love in a cage.
The plants are fast growing, & can be grown as an annual or a perennial in the ground or in containers. They tolerate sandy or heavy clay soil, & some shade. They are very ornamental with heart shaped leaves, spring flowers, brightly colored fruit, & interesting seed pods!
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Apr 13, 2021
Great seeds! It took a little longer than other seeds but eventually (almost 3 weeks) most of the ones I planted sprouted. If I'd had to guess, maybe 80-85%. I put two or three seeds per pot to cover my bases.
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